Falcons Michael Turner Arrested for DUI after Monday Night Football

No BAC reported on this yet, but my main concern right now is whether I have Turner on one of my fantasy football teams.

Here’s more from Yahoo Sports:

Michael Turner hasn’t exactly had the best start to a season so far in 2012.  He was limited to just 11 carries in the opening week and while he followed that up with a 42 yard, one touchdown performance on Monday night against the Denver Broncos, try things will be getting a little more difficult for the nine year pro. Early Tuesday morning, Turner was arrested and charged with DUI and speeding.

The 30-year-old rusher was pulled over after police say they saw him going 97 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. Turner was driving his Audi R8 sports car at the time of the incident and upon questioning by police at the scene and a subsequent failed drug test; he was taken to Gwinnett County Jail and booked just after 5 a.m. ET.

The way NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been cracking down on behavior detrimental to the league off the field, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Turner get suspended or fined heavily for this incident. While the fact that he was driving while drunk and excessively speeding are terrible things, fans may begin to question whether Turner can be trusted enough to lead the team to the Super Bowl. His lack of judgment is easily seen following the arrest and any possible punishment the league hands down to him would be deserving, but it does nothing but hurt the team.